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Auction No 416, Category: Literature

7 Lots (displaying 1 - 7)

A selection of Fiction with many 1st Editions in d/jkts, a few author signed including Salman Rushdie and John Banville;

Lot: 13

  • Auction Date: Wed 22nd Mar 2023 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £80 - £100
SOLD £50
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A selection of Fiction with many 1st Editions in d/jkts, a few author signed including Salman Rushdie and John Banville; includes some second printings including T.H. White The Sword in the Stone (1939), and few paperbacks. Most with gift inscriptions. Good to fine. (46)

Rabelais "Gargantua & Pantagruel", Oxford, 1934, 3 vols, first editions in their ‘World’s Classics’ series, all in VG/F d/jkts;

Lot: 14

  • Auction Date: Wed 22nd Mar 2023 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £15 - £20
SOLD £8
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Rabelais Gargantua & Pantagruel, Oxford, 1934, 3 vols, first editions in their ‘World's Classics' series, all in VG/F d/jkts; and six other 'World's Classics' in varied condition. Ownership inscriptions. (9)

J.M. Dent ‘Everyman’s Library’ editions, twelve in d/jkts including Samuel Richardson’s "Clarissa in four volumes. Ownership inscriptions. Fair to VG.

Lot: 15

  • Auction Date: Wed 22nd Mar 2023 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £30 - £40
SOLD £10
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J.M. Dent ‘Everyman's Library' editions, twelve in d/jkts including Samuel Richardson's Clarissa in four volumes. Ownership inscriptions. Fair to VG. (15)

Martin Amis "The Rachel Papers", Jonathan Cape, 1973, first edition in VG d/jkt, and four other Martin Amis firsts

Lot: 16

  • Auction Date: Wed 22nd Mar 2023 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
SOLD £60
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Martin Amis The Rachel Papers, Jonathan Cape, 1973, first edition in VG d/jkt, and four other Martin Amis firsts of which two have New Fiction Library labels overlaying the Cape logo at the foot of the spine of the jackets. Ownership inscriptions. (5)

Melvyn Bragg First Editions in d/jkts all warmly inscribed to his close friend the songwriter Alan Blaikley (1940-2022),

Lot: 17

  • Auction Date: Wed 22nd Mar 2023 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £50 - £60
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Melvyn Bragg First Editions in d/jkts all warmly inscribed to his close friend the songwriter Alan Blaikley (1940-2022), plus one to Alan's sister Marian; together with a novel by Melvyn Bragg's daughter Marie-Elsa similarly inscribed to Alan Blaikley. Alan Blaikley in collaboration with Ken Howard wrote a series of international hits in the 1960s and 1970s. Fine (7)

John Lennon "In His Own Write", Jonathan Cape, 1964, a rare signed First Edition, the signature obtained on the 18th June 1965 by Alain Blaikley

Lot: 18

  • Auction Date: Wed 22nd Mar 2023 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £1500 - £2000
SOLD £1550
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John Lennon In His Own Write, Jonathan Cape, 1964, a rare signed First Edition, the signature obtained on the 18th June 1965 by Alain Blaikley at the BBC during Lennon's interview with Cliff Michelmore on the Tonight programme. Alan Blaikley (1940-2022) was a songwriter responsible for a string of international hits during the 1960s and 1970s. From 1962-1964 he worked for the BBC as a trainee producer on the Tonight programme and subsequently continued to work for them on a freelance basis. Lennon appeared on the programme to talk about his latest book A Spaniard in the Works (Cape, 1965) and Alan Blaikley got him to sign a copy of the teleplay for that evening's show. Alan then gifted the autograph to his sister Marian and it was affixed to her copy of In His Own Write which bears her signature above that of John Lennon's. The book shows some peripheral wear and pp.9-14 are partly detached, requiring attention. The lot includes Marian's first edition copy of A Spaniard in the Works with her ownership inscription dated 28th June 1965.

Mrs. Rodolph Stawell "Fabre's Book of Insects", Hodder & Stoughton [1921], illustrated by E.J. Detmold, quarto, original cloth

Lot: 20

  • Auction Date: Wed 22nd Mar 2023 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £20 - £30
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Mrs. Rodolph Stawell Fabre's Book of Insects, Hodder & Stoughton [1921], illustrated by E.J. Detmold, quarto, original cloth with gilt decoration, front board slightly bowed, front endpaper removed, light foxing to half-title o/w VG with all tissue-guarded coloured plates and very clean internally.